Letter to the Editor - Time for action on COVID, not hand-wringing
July 16, 2020
In just the past week, Montana has jumped from 1,000 cases to over 2,000. On June 30th we were tracing and isolating contacts for 100 percent of new cases in less than 48 hours, now we’re tracking down and isolating contacts in a timely fashion only 33 percent of the time.
According to CovidActNow.org, we are one of 10 states with an “active or imminent outbreak.” Montana has some natural advantages: low population density, no big cities, a sensible governor. We’re not Arizona or Texas — not yet. But we do need action from officials, not just expressions of grief and sympathy....